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The Cowboys came into the game with little to play for, having already wrapped up the division title thanks to the Giants’ loss to Philadelphia last Thursday. And they were facing a Detroit Lions squad that is still fighting for its playoff life.
But it didn’t matter, as the Cowboys rolled to a dominating 42-21 victory in front of 92,885 fans and a primetime Monday Night Football audience.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Here’s the irony in Ezekiel Elliott’s second-quarter touchdown celebration, when the Cowboys’ star rookie running back jumped inside The Salvation Army’s red kettle near the AT&T Stadium end zone and briefly disappeared from view:
Elliott has embraced the spotlight throughout his spectacular rookie season.
Sunday night was no different. Elliott’s ‘donation’ to the Red Kettle Campaign, which provides food, shelter and other support for people in need throughout the year, instantly became a social media sensation and embodied the kind of energy Elliott and fellow rookie standout Dak Prescott have provided the Cowboys all season long.
Even though it did penalize his team.
After an ugly loss to the Giants the week before and a shaky effort in a victory at Minnesota prior to that, many on the Cowboys bandwagon were starting to get a little nervous, seemingly paying no mind to the team’s overall record.
But in front of 93,101 fans and a national television audience, the Cowboys proved again why they will be a team to reckon with this postseason, defeating the red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26-20.
And you can thank the Dallas defense.